Again, based on recollections, what got me immediately interested was that I regarded C as a "portable assembler".  It was one of the earliest implementations of "write-once-run-anywhere".

From: "Tyler Adams" <>
To: "The Eunuchs Hysterical Society" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:27:26 AM
Subject: [TUHS] History of popularity of C

Does anybody have any good resources on the history of the popularity of C? I'm looking for data to resolve a claim that C is so prolific and influential because it's so easy to write a C compiler.